Dry Needling used as Trigger Point Dry Needling, which is based on the theory that when trigger points develop in muscles, they lead to neuromuscular dysfunction, resulting in pain, decreased function and increased stress on surrounding structures. Potential activation of trigger points include but are not limited to repetitive muscle overuse, acute or chronic overload. Dry needling can assist with pain relief, reducing inflammation, improve healing responses and relax muscle spasm.
Dry Needling is done by inserting a very thin and fine, sterilized, stainless-steel needles into the skin into specific sites located near or on the surface of the skin via palpation, which helps stimulate blood flow to the area and resulting in mechanical stimulation of the surrounding tissues and consequent physiological and psychological responses.
It’s very little discomfort for the patient, the needles sometimes elicit a slight dull or achy sensation on insertion, which goes away and the treatment is generally relaxing and the results are often amazing when used and when used in conjunction with traditional massage techniques.